Wildlife

Orphaned Tree Kangaroo / Adelaide Zoo


Meet Makaia, he’s one very special Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo. When he was only five weeks old, he lost his mum. He needed a nice warm pouch to grow big and strong in, so Adelaide Zoo tried something that had never been done before… a Yellow-foot Rock-wallaby was found to be his surrogate mum. Up until now this special breeding technique, known as cross-fostering, has only been done with closely related wallaby species — via Youtube

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